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9 hours ago, Demonland said:

I'd be content with one flag in my lifetime. 

 

1 hour ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

I won't be content til I see us atop the premiership ladder so 4 flags minimum.

I'm guessing that watching the team winning flags might be a bit like loosing ones virginity, the first time is special, but then you want more.  I'I' still waiting to pop my MFC flag cherry.

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48 minutes ago, Jim ‘One Game’ McCoy said:

It wouldn’t be beyond us to have a flat one. But I don’t think we will. 

This seems a different mindset to last season. We’re playing FOR each other. There’s a confidence. There’s a ruthlessness. There’s a flint hardness. Last year we lost to bottom four sides, this year we’re smashing them. I’m interested in seeing how our ball movement matches up to a more defensive group. We’ve looked very fast moving it, without having any overt leg speed. Least bounces in the comp this year. Want to see how we move it against better teams. 

I spoke with a senior player after the Hawks loss: they were trying to use the corridor more. At that stage we were 18th for corridor use. Now, we own it. He said it was a confidence-thing. Now you see players turning inside before going down the line. It’s good to see, but take some elite kicking. 

Let’s Hope Salem doesn’t pull the trigger as eagerly as he did last Saturday, 3 on 1 was a tad ambitious.

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12 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Very good Queeny 😁

 

Remarkable selection from Doggies' supporters. Sounds similar to our past sentiments despite enormous Club loyalty and hope. This still remains as a danger game but that is looking more and more less likely. 

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

I don't want to spoil everyone's fun (and I admit to wandering over to other club sites from time to time) but, apart from the fact that these things are a bit tacky and could backfire on us,  I'm frankly not really interested in what the other side says these days. 

I've got to agree with Whispering. I don't mind peeking over the fence after a win but I have a bad feeling about premature congratulations.

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21 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I've got to agree with Whispering. I don't mind peeking over the fence after a win but I have a bad feeling about premature congratulations.

Yes, can wind up messily with no one happy with the result!

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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

Well, I of course won't say no to that. 

Even though I want born yet I'm still filthy we didn't win 6 in a row in the 50s. 

I sat in the rain by the race spewing over the fact that we allowed brute force to put us off and we lost our cool to lose to the filth. Should have been 6 on the trot as you say. Maybe this new team we are building will take us on that journey. God I hope so. Years of abuse from other club supporting friends just waiting for a BIG payback from me.

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29 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I've got to agree with Whispering. I don't mind peeking over the fence after a win but I have a bad feeling about premature congratulations.

I’ve jumped over a couple of fences, had a look at the Pies board and hardly any mention of their game against Freo on there. They are more worried if they can get Howe back in time for the game they label as “ Melbourne’s Grand Final”.

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1 hour ago, Jim ‘One Game’ McCoy said:

I spoke with a senior player after the Hawks loss: they were trying to use the corridor more. At that stage we were 18th for corridor use. Now, we own it. He said it was a confidence-thing. Now you see players turning inside before going down the line. It’s good to see, but take some elite kicking. 

This is interesting. I saw the opposite on the weekend. I thought in the first month the team was just frantically playing on at all cost  in the corridor and over handballing even when there weren't options in the clear resulting in the opposition getting the ball.

In the last month they have progressively minimised handballs in the contest by getting the ball out in the open and switching outside the corridor and running the ball down the wings in space and then having the time to do proper delivery inside 50.  They are only using the corridor where they have options in space in there.

I'm guessing our turnovers resulting in scores for the opposition has significantly dropped off in the past month.  

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9 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

I’ve jumped over a couple of fences, had a look at the Pies board and hardly any mention of their game against Freo on there. They are more worried if they can get Howe back in time for the game they label as “ Melbourne’s Grand Final”.

Just hate the Filth. Underlying pond life at the bottom of respectability. 

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11 hours ago, Demonland said:

I'd be content with one flag in my lifetime. 

No you won't Andy, I promise!  Once you've savoured the first, the appetite continues to grow.  I've been lucky enough to see 7 of our 12, and I can't wait to celebrate number 13 (which for the first time I'll be permitted to celebrate with something a bit stronger than lemonade!).

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Saw this suggested banner on the doggies board, real rib tickler I thought

”Will Bulldogs bite, will Bulldogs roar

Will Bulldogs have a crack?

Or will they want their tummy scratched

and roll over on their back”

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14 hours ago, Demonland said:

2013? Where were you Round 4 & 5? 😛😛

Guilty as charged.

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Meanwhile over on the Doggies board...

Let's hope the Demon players are as overconfident as many of their supporters..... 

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13 hours ago, Fork 'em said:

Was a frantic game style they played.
Played finals a year or 2 before winning it.
Now that they got the dream I don't think they have the drive or confidence to run as hard as they were then.

Also think there was a real blend of experience and youth in that particular team. With Matthew Boyd retiring and Morris having numerous injury issues nearing the end and a couple of other important departures (Hamling, Stringer) , they largely have the youth, but nowhere near the experience of the 2016 list.

They seem to have fallen pretty hard and their list moves since 2016 haven't worked tremendously well. Cloke was a swing and miss and I'm not sure Tom Boyd and Schache will work well in the same team. There's still a long way to go before we can judge whether either will even make it, and both cost valuable assets to acquire (although Boyd has his place in Bulldog lore secure regardless).

Wonder just how much the Jason McCartney/Dalrymple schism hurt the Dogs list management post premiership.

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7 minutes ago, sue said:

Meanwhile over on the Doggies board...

Let's hope the Demon players are as overconfident as many of their supporters..... 

It’s not too much to ask to see Barrett’s “ Sliding Doors” comment come to fruition is it?

Melbourne

If 

you've kicked 69 goals in your past three matches ...

then 

we've got you down for 30 at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Bulldogs kicked two goals total in round nine, and none after half-time last week.

 
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Just over 24 hours til game time.  Really hope this thread does not backfire spectacularly.

 

 

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I have stuck with this club for the past decade with a heap of terrible memories. I'm going to gladly accept this run of good form and enjoy it as much as I can. 

I am fully aware that it can end at anytime.

If other supporters want to get ahead of themselves then good for them. Enjoy it.

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Everyone Loses Their Minds (Joker Mind Loss) meme

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

I don't want to spoil everyone's fun (and I admit to wandering over to other club sites from time to time) but, apart from the fact that these things are a bit tacky and could backfire on us,  I'm frankly not really interested in what the other side says these days. 

Agreed.  I think the old adage of one game at a time applies as much to supporters as our team.  As much as I've enjoyed and been encouraged by our year to date (the past 5 weeks in particular), the MFC hasn't really achieved anything in football terms yet, not even making finals.  It's nice that we are starting to be viewed as a team team be feared, but I agree that we don't really want to be skiting as a supporter before and even after beating opposition teams at this point.  After an absence of real sucess for so long, it's hard to contain one's self and I feel I've possibly even crossed the line in rubbing it into Carlton for being the new worst team this century.

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This one is ours to lose.

Dogs in terrible form v Dees in a purple patch.

They arent scoring v we are breaking records.

Their confidence is low v ours sky high.

On top of all that, its Chunks huge milestone game.

Shorter break for us might take a few goals off the margin, but im still tipping us by 40 points or so.

Be nice to win every qtr again and take the record off the Cats, wouldnt it :)

Go Dees.

 

 

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4 hours ago, SFebey said:

I think the difference with us is we have rebuilt slowly and carefully for sustained success when Roos came in, learnt defence, played kids in vfl, developed carefully and built a culture. Dogs were a frantic mess that snatched a flag. I agree that doggies supporters are a good bunch too

Doesn't match my recollection.  The dogs built over a reasonable period and I think many now reconise much of the credit for that development was due to McCarthy - pretty good record of developing high performing, sucessful teams old Macca - let's hope his good record through association continues.

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1 hour ago, BAMF said:

I have stuck with this club for the past decade with a heap of terrible memories. I'm going to gladly accept this run of good form and enjoy it as much as I can. 

I am fully aware that it can end at anytime.

If other supporters want to get ahead of themselves then good for them. Enjoy it.

Exactly.

I’m fully anticipating a flogging. On form, it should absolutely be a flogging. If it’s any less than a flogging, I’ll be disappointed. If I’m disappointed, I won’t jump on Demonland and rant and rave and make silly motherhood statements and demand a response from the club, because I understand my own expectations are my own problem to manage. I’ll just adjust my expectations accordingly.

If the result does go how I expect, though, I will experience a level of contentment that others who have tempered their own expectations won’t get, knowing that everything is actually as good as it seems. When you hold your expectations low, you create doubt in yourself when things actually are working.

People see the world through their own lense. If people choose cautious optimism, good for them. I was at cautious optimism when Clint Bizkit was looking for a purchase in the hope market. I’m way past that now.

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16 hours ago, Wiseblood said:

That's probably not far from what our match day threads looked like in 2013.

I laughed. Then i cried.

How right you are.....

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4 hours ago, SFebey said:

I think the difference with us is we have rebuilt slowly and carefully for sustained success when Roos came in, learnt defence, played kids in vfl, developed carefully and built a culture. Dogs were a frantic mess that snatched a flag. I agree that doggies supporters are a good bunch too

I don't think we can congratulate ourselves too much on our build to sustained success, when we have yet to achieving anything at all...

Looks like the bulldogs used some great recruiting and development to rebuild their 2008-09 'almost' teams .

 

               WBFC .           MFC

2008:           3.                  16.       

2009:           3.                  16.

2010:           4.                  12.

2011:           10.                13.

2012:           15.                16.

2013:           15.                 17.

2014:            14.                17.

2015:             8.                  13.

2016:             1.                  11.

 

 

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